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Exploration Development 2005 P

  • 07/01/2005 -- Kerr-McGee makes oil find in deepwater Gulf of Mexico
    Kerr-McGee Corp., Oklahoma City, reported an oil discovery on East Breaks Block 599 in the Gulf of Mexico. The field will be developed as a subsea tieback to the Boombang production hub, 3 miles south on East Breaks Block 643.
  • 07/01/2005 -- China appeals to Japan for joint development in East China Sea
    China has appealed to Japan for the joint development of oil and natural gas resources in the disputed East China Sea, after reports that Tokyo might approve drilling by a Japanese company in the area.
  • 07/05/2005 -- China, Vietnam eye joint S. China Sea work
    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his Vietnamese counterpart, Phan Van Khai, agreed on July 4 that their countries, together with the Philippines, should jointly explore several disputed areas of the South China Sea.
  • 07/06/2005 -- UK, Norway approve Blane field development
    Paladin Expro Ltd. and its partners have received approval from the UK and Norwegian governments for development of Blane oil field, which spans the UK and Norway median line on UKCS Block 30/3a in License P.111 and NCS Block N1/2 in License PL143BS.
  • 07/07/2005 -- More drilling due for gas find off Turkey
    Toreador Resources Corp. and partners plan further drilling in a western Black Sea permit area where they logged gas in Ayazli 3, a well directionally drilled to 1,335 m MD in the South Akcakoca subbasin.
  • 07/07/2005 -- MMS delays Cook Inlet Sale 199
    The US Minerals Management Service postponed until May 2007 the proposed Cook Inlet Sale 199, which had been slated for May 2006.
  • 07/07/2005 -- Tanzanite appraisal well producing in Egypt
    Apache Corp. has started oil and gas production from the Tanzanite 2 appraisal well on Egypt's West Mediterranean onshore concession after tests of Cretaceous Alamein dolomite.
  • 07/08/2005 -- Kerr-McGee to explore block off Trinidad and Tobago
    Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Corp., Oklahoma City, was awarded a license to explore Block 3(b) off Trinidad and Tobago.
  • 07/08/2005 -- Russia, Kazakhstan sign Kurmangazy field PSA
    Russian oil firm Rosneft-Kazakshtan Ltd. and Kazakhstan's oil and gas company KazMunayGaz signed a production-sharing agreement July 6 to jointly develop Kurmangazy oil field in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea.
  • 07/11/2005 -- Development eyed for gas finds off Malaysia
    CS Mutiara Petroleum Sdn. Bhd. was assessing development options after making its fifth discovery in Block PM301 off the northeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
  • 07/12/2005 -- White Nile to explore Ethiopia, South Sudan
    White Nile Ltd., a Guernsey, UK, oil and gas exploration company owned 50% by the new government of South Sudan, has reached an exploration agreement with Ethiopia and let a contract for seismic work in South Sudan.
  • 07/13/2005 -- Japan to grant East China Sea rights
    Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry may grant exploratory drilling rights in the East China Sea to Teikoku Oil Co. as early as this week, a ministry official said July 13.
  • 07/14/2005 -- OMV, Ukraine firms to seek Black Sea block
    OMV AG and Ukrainian oil and gas companies NJSC Naftogas and NSC Chornomornaftogaz have signed an agreement to jointly bid this year for a production-sharing agreement in a Black Sea block off Ukraine.
  • 07/14/2005 -- Sakhalin II Phase 2 cost estimate rising
    Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. has warned of sharply higher costs for Phase 2 of the Sakhalin II project in Russia's Far East, according to Royal Dutch/Shell Group, parent of the lead partner.
  • 07/15/2005 -- Petro-Canada signs contracts for work off Trinidad and Tobago
    Petro-Canada has signed three production-sharing contracts with Trinidad and Tobago for offshore exploration.
  • 07/15/2005 -- Anzon to drill Basker appraisal off Victoria
    Anzon Australia Ltd., Sydney, operator of the proposed Basker-Manta-Gummy oil and gas field development in the Gippsland basin off Victoria, will spud the Basker-2 appraisal well at the end of this month.
  • 07/18/2005 -- Saudi Aramco lets Khurais field contract
    Saudi Aramco let a front-end engineering and project-management services contract to Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. for full development of Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia.
  • 07/18/2005 -- PGS shoots 4C 3D survey in 1,860 m of water
    Petroleum Geo-Services ASA completed a four-component (4C) 3D seismic survey of a 45 sq km area of giant Roncador field in as much as 1,860 m of water off Brazil.
  • 07/22/2005 -- Canadian Superior wins E&P rights off Trinidad
    Trinidad and Tobago and Canadian Superior Energy Inc. have signed a production-sharing contract for Block 5(c) in the Columbus basin 90 km off the east coast of Trinidad.
  • 07/22/2005 -- Canada independent to explore Russian Caspian block
    Valkyries Petroleum Corp., Vancouver, BC, acquired a 70% interest in the 494,000 acre Lagansky exploration block in the Caspian Sea, began acquiring 424 km of 2D seismic in mid-July, and expects first drilling in second quarter 2006.

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